Akinkunmi Ayobami Amoo, a professional football player from Nigeria who competes for Omonoia FC in the Protathlima Cyta, was born on June 7, 2002.
Akinkunmi Amoo Wiki Profile
|Full Name:||Akinkunmi Ayobami Amoo|
|Date of Birth:||June 7, 2002|
|Place of Birth:||Ibadan|
|State of Origin:||Oyo State|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Akinkunmi Amoo Early life
Amoo began playing youth football at Brightville Academy shortly after his birth in Ibadan. He came to Lagos when he was a teenager to join Sidos FC.
Akinkunmi Amoo Club career
Amoo signed a four-year contract to transfer to Swedish team Hammarby IF on June 8, 2020, just a few days after turning 18 years old.He reportedly declined moves to Milan and Monaco throughout the process. On September 14, Amoo made his Allsvenskan debut in a match against Helsingborgs IF that ended in a 2-2 tie at home.Amoo’s first professional goals for Hammarby IF came on November 10 in a 5-0 victory over FC Gute in the Svenska Cupen, the top domestic cup.
Following the departure of Alexander Kaanikli in 2021, Amoo made a name for himself as Hammarby’s consistent starter. On March 7, he assisted his team in advancing to the quarterfinals of the Svenska Cupen with a long-range goal against rival AIK in a 3-2 home victory. In a 2-0 home victory over Mjällby AIF on April 17, Amoo scored his first league goal for the team in the Allsvenskan. Amoo and Hammarby won the 2020–21 Svenska Cupen on May 30 by defeating BK Häcken 5–4 on penalties (after a scoreless draw in regulation).
He played in each of the team’s six games as they advanced to the 2021–22 UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round by defeating FK Ukariki (6-4 on aggregate) and Maribor (4-1 on aggregate), before being eliminated by Basel (4–4 on aggregate) in a penalty shootout. Amoo reportedly drew interest from major European clubs including Ajax, Leicester, and Valencia as a result of his achievements throughout the year. He was one of the three finalists for the Allsvenskan Young Player of the Year award, which finally went to Malmö FF’s Veljko Birmanevi.
Amoo committed to a five-year contract with F.C. Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga on January 31, 2022. It was supposedly a record-breaking deal for Hammarby because the fee was set at about €4.4 million, plus bonuses and a sell-on clause. He also set a record for arrivals in Copenhagen, living beside Pep Biel and Sak Bergmann Jóhannesson.
In the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations, Amoo made his debut for Nigeria and scored in a 5-4 victory over Tanzania in the group stage. Tanzania finished the tournament in fourth place. Amoo was a member of the Nigerian team that lost in the round of 16 at the 2019 U-17 World Cup later that year.
Amoo was requested by Nigeria’s head coach Augustine Eguavoen for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to replace Odion Ighalo, who had to withdraw from the competition, however the Confederation of African Football did not approve the call-up.
Akinkunmi Amoo Style of play
Amoo, a left-footed athlete, is renowned for his speed, ball control, and technical proficiency. He is prone to dribble and cut inside from the flank because he is an inverted winger. Amoo’s agility, diminutive height, and low center of gravity have led to comparisons to Lionel Messi in his home country; his colleague Kelechi Iheanacho even gave him the moniker “portable.”
Akinkunmi Amoo Sexual assault charges
Amoo was taken into custody and charged with sexual assault in Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2022. Reports state that the incident took place between April 2022 and August 2022, and that it led to his arrest in September 2022. In October 2022, after a month in custody, he received bail. Amoo has been accused of attempted rape, rape in a sexual relationship other than intercourse, slander, and abuse of two more women. Several Nigerian media sites reported that Amoo had received a one-year prison term for sexual assaults on June 27, 2023.
Akinkunmi Amoo Net Worth
Football player Akinkunmi Amoo, who is gifted and skilled, is thought to be worth $5 million.
Akinkunmi Amoo Personal Life
Despite being a well-known footballer who represents the Danish club F.C. Copenhagen, the Nigerian international has kept his personal affairs private.
Since Amoo hasn’t publicly declared any woman as his girlfriend on social media, we can infer she is single.
The young footballer is putting all of his attention into playing and loving the game while aspiring to play for some of the biggest European clubs.
Akinkunmi Amoo Social Media
- Instagram handle: Akinkunmi Amoo (@akinkunmi_amoo)
- Twitter handle: Akinkunmi Amoo (@OfficialAmoo)
- Tiktok handle: AAkinkumi AAmoo